You can use either a stain or a dye if you want to change the colour of timber without concealing the grain. Stains contain pigments which essentially remain on the surface of the timber, while dye compounds, which can be smaller than pigments, penetrate deeply into the grain. There is A dye ideal for coloring a kind of timber, such as maple, but it isn’t as effective as blot on some forests, such as walnut. A word of caution: they’re more challenging to remove than stains, Because dyes penetrate deeply.
Before dyeing it, sand the wood meticulously the dye will make any scratch or imperfection stick out. A fantastic sanding regimen would be by hand, moving with the grain, using progressively finer grits, beginning with 100 grit. Based on the type of timber ought to be from 400 to 600 grit. Utilize the grit on soft woods that scratch.
Mix the dye powder with the recommended solvent. Water-based products would be the easiest to use, but water raises the timber grain, which means you may prefer using a dye which dissolves in lacquer thinner or acetone. Use a dye that is pre-mixed if you do not wish to be concerned about mixing. The mixing ratio is an ounce of powder per spoonful of solvent, but you can add more or less, depending on the opacity you want.
Apply the dye with a foam brush, moving the brush along the grain of the timber. Let the dye simmer for two or a minute, and then wipe the surface before it dries.
Allow the dye warm overnight, then burnish the surface of the timber with sandpaper if it needs more shade and dye the timber . Repeat until you achieve the color you want.
Shield the wood. Because dyes do not wear off easily although this measure is a requirement when using blot, it’s more of a choice when dyeing.